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Department of Natural Resources

Port Angeles Storm Water Repair

40000015

Funding is provided to construct storm water structures at the Department of Natural Resource’s Port Angeles compound to control surface water run-off and to connect the site to the city of Port Angeles’s sewer system.

Prior Biennium Current Biennium Reappropriations Appropriations Future Cost Total Costs
0 0 0 1,020,000 0 1,020,000
Funds: State Building Construction Account - State 1,020,000

Airway Heights Facility Replacement

40000025

Funding is provided to construct a new DNR facility at the Airway Heights correctional facility. The new building will include administrative space for staff, a training classroom, space for equipment training and maintenance and a warehouse to support inmate forest health and fire crews.

Prior Biennium Current Biennium Reappropriations Appropriations Future Cost Total Costs
0 0 0 4,200,000 0 4,200,000
Funds: State Building Construction Account - State 4,200,000

Grouse Ridge Fish Barriers & RMAP Compliance

40000056

Grouse Ridge Road is a forest road that is out of compliance with the Forest Practices and Clean Water acts because of fish passage barriers. Phase 1 funding was provided in the 2020 supplemental capital budget to replace three culverts to bring 2.5 miles of forest road up to current forest practices standards. Additional funding is provided for phase 2 work to replace 10 undersized or failing culverts on non-fish streams, and six cross drains to restrict potential sediment delivery to the South Fork Snoqualmie River. Grouse Ridge Road also provides the only vehicular access to the Washington State Fire Training Academy.

Prior Biennium Current Biennium Reappropriations Appropriations Future Cost Total Costs
0 0 3,245,000 1,730,000 0 4,975,000
Funds: State Building Construction Account - State 4,975,000

Emergent Environmental Mitigation Projects

40000058

Funding is provided to conduct environmental mitigation projects at the following six DNR locations: historic tar release near Hamma Hamma, oil release adjacent to the Hoh Mainline in Jefferson County, underground storage tank at DNR's Southeast region office in Ellensburg, conduct a remedial investigation and feasibilty study at Cassidy Road (Clallam County) and Burn Hill Gravel Pit (Clallam County) and monitor condiions around Triangle Pit in Capital State Forest.

Prior Biennium Current Biennium Reappropriations Appropriations Future Cost Total Costs
0 135,000 0 790,000 0 925,000
Funds: Model Toxics Control Capital Account - State 925,000

2021-23 Minor Works Preservation

40000070

Funding is provided for minor capital projects to preserve and extend the life of existing department facilities and their supporting infrastructure systems.

Prior Biennium Current Biennium Reappropriations Appropriations Future Cost Total Costs
0 0 0 4,043,000 0 4,043,000
Funds: State Building Construction Account - State 4,043,000

2021-23 Minor Works Programmatic

40000071

Funding is provided for minor capital programmatic work to modernize and renew existing space and facilities to improve functionality and program delivery.

Prior Biennium Current Biennium Reappropriations Appropriations Future Cost Total Costs
0 0 0 2,985,000 0 2,985,000
Funds: State Building Construction Account - State 2,985,000

Longview Fire Station Purchase

40000072

Funding is provided to purchase a surplus fire station to house four DNR fire engines, crew and equipment in a location central to wildfire response areas in southwestern Washington. This purchase will allow DNR to consolidate crews from three locations to one and end a lease at Kalama.

Prior Biennium Current Biennium Reappropriations Appropriations Future Cost Total Costs
0 0 0 995,000 0 995,000
Funds: State Building Construction Account - State 995,000

Webster Nursery Seed Plant Replacement

40000073

Funding is provided for the design phase to replace the seed processing building at the Webster Seed Nursery. The current seed processing building at the nursery is at the end of its useful life as an industrial plant and requires significant renovation to support ongoing operations. Additionally, the current building is not adequately sized for modern processing equipment so an additional building is leased nearby. Constructing a new facility onsite will consolidate and make seed processing operations more efficient and eliminate the need for an offsite leased facility.

Prior Biennium Current Biennium Reappropriations Appropriations Future Cost Total Costs
0 0 0 220,000 3,000,000 3,220,000
Funds: State Building Construction Account - State 3,220,000

2021-23 Community Forests

40000074

Funding is provided to implement water supply and watershed protection, working lands, recreation and habitat conservation projects for the Teanaway Community Forest that was purchased in 2013 to protect and restore a key segment of the Yakima River Basin watershed.

Prior Biennium Current Biennium Reappropriations Appropriations Future Cost Total Costs
0 0 0 1,925,000 6,582,000 8,507,000
Funds: State Building Construction Account - State 8,507,000

2021-23 Derelict Vessel Removal Program

40000075

Funding is provided to the Derelict Vessel program to remove high-priority derelict vessels and vessels of concern that present a risk to public safety and the health of marine and fresh waters.

Prior Biennium Current Biennium Reappropriations Appropriations Future Cost Total Costs
0 0 0 4,500,000 0 4,500,000
Funds: State Building Construction Account - State 4,500,000

2021-23 Forestry Riparian Easement Program

40000077

Funding is provided for the Forest Riparian Easement Program that will acquire of 50-year riparian conservation easements from small forest landowners to offset disproportionate economic impacts of increased riparian buffer regulatory requiremetns. The easements will protect fish habitat, water quality and timber required to be retained on adjacent unstable slopes.

Prior Biennium Current Biennium Reappropriations Appropriations Future Cost Total Costs
0 0 0 5,762,000 35,257,000 41,019,000
Funds: State Building Construction Account - State 41,019,000

2021-23 Puget Sound Corps

40000079

Funding is provided for the Puget Sound Corps project to fund crews of youth and military veterans in cooperation with the departments of Ecology and Fish and Wildlife to complete water quality, habitat protection and restoration projects that benefit Puget Sound recovery. The amount of $1,300,000 of the appropriation is for a Puget Sound Corps crew to implement projects pursuant to the DNR Salmon Strategy within the Snohomish watershed.

Prior Biennium Current Biennium Reappropriations Appropriations Future Cost Total Costs
0 0 0 6,500,000 32,000,000 38,500,000
Funds: State Building Construction Account - State 38,500,000

2021-23 Rivers and Habitat Open Space Program

40000081

Funding is provided to implement the Rivers and Habitat Open Space Program that is used to purchase permanent conservation easements from forest landowners to protect riparian forest land buffers, channel migration zones and for forested critical habitat for state-threatened or endangered species that are protected by Forest Practices rules.

Prior Biennium Current Biennium Reappropriations Appropriations Future Cost Total Costs
0 0 0 3,040,000 24,400,000 27,440,000
Funds: State Building Construction Account - State 27,440,000

Rural Broadband Investment

40000082

Funding is provided to install new communication towers at Ellis, Striped Peak and Paradis and to upgrade towers at Blyn and Capital Peak to enhance broadband and improved rural and county emergency communications.

Prior Biennium Current Biennium Reappropriations Appropriations Future Cost Total Costs
0 0 0 1,000,000 0 1,000,000
Funds: State Building Construction Account - State 1,000,000

2021-23 School Seismic Safety

40000083

Funding is provided to collect geophysical data and assess the geology at school campuses for local school district study and survey work to understand the seismic risk and severity associated with school buildings.

Prior Biennium Current Biennium Reappropriations Appropriations Future Cost Total Costs
0 0 0 590,000 1,770,000 2,360,000
Funds: State Building Construction Account - State 2,360,000

2021-23 State Forest Land Replacement

40000085

Funding is provided to identify state forest trust lands that are encumbered through the Endangered Species Act, and transfer them over to Natural Resource Conservation Areas. The timber value will then be transferred to the affected counties as revenue.

Prior Biennium Current Biennium Reappropriations Appropriations Future Cost Total Costs
0 0 0 6,000,000 0 6,000,000
Funds: State Building Construction Account - State 6,000,000

2021-23 Structurally Deficient Bridges

40000086

Funding is provided to repair, replace or decomission forest road bridges that are structurally deficient. DNR routinely inspects forest road bridges and these assessments determine when bridges are structurally deficient to support all loads likely to be encountered and can result in reduced capacity ratings, limiting the functionality of the bridge. This project will address deficiencies of 14 bridges to ensure forest management and recreation activites can continue.

Prior Biennium Current Biennium Reappropriations Appropriations Future Cost Total Costs
0 0 0 3,755,000 10,000,000 13,755,000
Funds: State Building Construction Account - State 13,755,000

2021-23 Forest Health Resiliency and Hazard Reduction

40000087

Funding is provided for forest health pre-commercial thinning and forest health treatments on state lands, federal lands through the Good Neighbor Agreement, and on some private lands when treatments protect state trust lands and mitigate the risks of large-scale damage. Funding is also provided for federal culvert and road projects that contribute to, or facilitate, forest health treatments that provide benefit to state trust lands. This proposal treats approximately 39,000 acres of fire-prone forests across state, federal and private lands to help improve forest production and reduce the risk of wildfire.

Prior Biennium Current Biennium Reappropriations Appropriations Future Cost Total Costs
0 0 0 20,000,000 100,000,000 120,000,000
Funds: State Building Construction Account - State 120,000,000

2021-23 Sustainable Recreation

40000088

Funding is provided for a series of facilities renovation and preservation, and new development of recreational trails facilities throughout the state.

Prior Biennium Current Biennium Reappropriations Appropriations Future Cost Total Costs
0 0 0 8,300,000 0 8,300,000
Funds: State Building Construction Account - State 8,300,000

2021-23 Trust Land Replacement

40000089

Funding and authority are provided for land acquisitions that improve the performance of trust holdings, and to sell trust lands deemed no longer suitable for management by the DNR.

Prior Biennium Current Biennium Reappropriations Appropriations Future Cost Total Costs
0 0 0 61,000,000 244,000,000 305,000,000
Funds: Resource Management Cost Account - State 150,000,000
Funds: Nat Res Real Property Replacement - State 150,000,000
Funds: Comm/Tech College Forest Reserve Account - State 5,000,000

2021-23 Forest Legacy

40000090

Funding is provided from a U.S. Forest Service grant program to acquire development rights, through conservation easements, from landowners to keep forest lands working without the economic pressure to sell for residential or commercial use.

Prior Biennium Current Biennium Reappropriations Appropriations Future Cost Total Costs
0 0 0 17,000,000 68,000,000 85,000,000
Funds: General Fund - Federal 85,000,000

2021-23 Land Acquisition Grants

40000091

Expenditure authority is provided for DNR to administer federal land acquisition grants and all costs of the acquisition of the conservation land required by the program.

Prior Biennium Current Biennium Reappropriations Appropriations Future Cost Total Costs
0 0 0 10,000,000 40,000,000 50,000,000
Funds: General Fund - Federal 50,000,000

2021-23 Road Maintenance and Abandonment Planning

40000092

Funding is provided for the Road Maintenance and Abandonment Planning project. This capital program funds replacement of fish passage barriers and bring forest roads into compliance with salmon recovery and clean water standards on state grant lands and state forest lands statewide.

Prior Biennium Current Biennium Reappropriations Appropriations Future Cost Total Costs
0 0 0 1,928,000 10,000,000 11,928,000
Funds: State Building Construction Account - State 11,928,000

2021-23 Natural Areas Facilities Preservation and Access

40000093

Funding is provided to support public access and facility preservation projects at 24 natural area preserves and natural resources conservation areas.

Prior Biennium Current Biennium Reappropriations Appropriations Future Cost Total Costs
0 0 0 4,949,000 0 4,949,000
Funds: State Building Construction Account - State 4,949,000

Whiteman Cove Fish Barrier Removal

40000114

Funding is provided to complete design and permitting to remove a fish barrier at Whitman Cove in order to comply with the US vs. Washington culvert injunction.

Prior Biennium Current Biennium Reappropriations Appropriations Future Cost Total Costs
0 0 0 300,000 1,000,000 1,300,000
Funds: State Building Construction Account - State 1,300,000